In the music school/fine arts building exploration, I came upon a plaque dedicated to the architect of the building, as well as the chairman and president of the school at the time it was built. I plan on going straight to the great and knowledgable Professor Wolf to find out more about the men involved, hopefully find some layouts of the early designs and plans for the building, and perhaps find some interesting facts about the school itself as well as the men who who involved in building it!
(This is not the photograph I intend on using, however, due to the rain, I could not get a decent picture to replace this one before Wednesday’s class. I will be replacing it as soon as possible.)
This plaque, located on the Fine Arts building at Oklahoma City University, is engraved with the names of the president and chairmen of the school during the time of the buildings creation, as well as the architects names. This plaque is located on the South side of the building and can be quite difficult to see if you are not paying attention, as there is now a ramp that crosses in front of it. One particularly interesting thing to note is that Layton, Hicks, and Forsyth were also the architects for a building in downtown Oklahoma City, which OCU’s law school is now moving to.
I plan on trying to find all of the photographs of the Fine Arts building or that are relevant. Hopefully, I can even find a blue print of the school plans and a picture of the early stages of the building process as well as a picture of it soon after its completion. I know that there is a program from the dedication of the building, so I plan on getting a scan of that and using it in my History Pin. I also hope to find at least a little information about the men that were the architects for the building so that in the future I will be able to connect the new law school downtown to the Fine Arts building since they designed both buildings.